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BSO Undercover officer shot

Post by Sidewinder6 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:48 pm

If you havent seen the headlines in the last couple hours, an Undercover deputy working Selective Enforcement around Pembroke Road and Park Road pulled over a BG on a bike who fled on foot. This was just before noon.

When the officer in plain clothes gave chase, the BG pulled a handgun and let fly a round which, hit the deputy in the head. He is in Very Critical condition at Holloywood Memorial Hospital. They caught the guy near a condo in Hollywood not long after the shooting and he is in custody.

The deputy has a brother on Hallandale PD who just got out of the academy.

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Herald Post on the shooting...

Post by Sidewinder6 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:52 pm

BSO deputy gravely wounded; suspect in custody
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By WANDA J. DeMARZO, JENNIFER LEBOVICH AND ERIKA BERAS
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A Broward sheriff's deputy is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head by a motorcyclist during a traffic stop on Pembroke Road Monday, officials said.

The deputy is identified as 28-year-old Maury Hernandez, a five-year-veteran of BSO who was working in plain clothes with BSO's Selective Enforcement Team, said BSO spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright.

A suspect is in custody at the Hollywood Police Department, guarded by three BSO deputies.

Coleman-Wright said the deputy, who was in an unmarked cruiser, pulled over the cyclist in the 3700 block of Pembroke Road in Hollywood about noon.

The motorcyclist jumped off his bike, turned around and fired at the deputy, hitting him in the head, Coleman-Wright said. The suspect fled to the nearby Hillcrest neighborhood, where he was arrested in the parking lot on the west side of Building 23 in the Condominiums of Hillcrest, 4330 Hillcrest Dr.

The suspect is in his mid-20s, said Hollywood police Capt. Tony Rode. He was wearing blue jeans and did not have a shirt on when police took him into custody, Rode said.

''Our officers found the red shirt he was reportedly wearing at the time of the shooting and the holster to his gun,'' Rode said.

Hallandale Beach police Chief Tom Magill said Hernandez has a brother, Josue, who graduated from the police academy last month and is an officer with the department.

The sheriff's office sent someone to pick up the brother, Magill said.

Officers continued to search for the weapon used in the shooting, Rode said.

The shooting aftermath drew a massive police presence to the scene, a busy stretch of Pembroke Road. The road was being blocked, and traffic was diverted.

Along Pembroke Road, dozens of unmarked cars and squad cars from Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Davie, Pembroke Pines and BSO lined the street.

A BSO helicopter that had been circling the area landed at 2 p.m. atop an area building. Officers with dogs were visible.

The area is heavily industrial, with a Coca-Cola plant, auto body shops and a recycling plant nearby.

Sheriff Ken Jenne, along with dozens of deputies, converged on Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where the victim was taken into surgery.

The victim's mother, who was not identified, is a teacher at Ernest R. Graham Elementary in Hialeah. She was attending a workshop at Lawton Chiles Middle School when she was picked up by deputies about 3 p.m. and taken to the hospital.

Last year, Hernandez was cited as an employee of the month for helping to solve a series of vehicle burglaries.

Miami Herald staff writers Jasmine Rangel and Todd Wright contributed to this story.

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Post by HotShot308 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:25 pm

We'll keep the officer in our prayers.
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Post by freehunter » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:41 pm

Ditto prayers and hope for a quick recovery.

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Post by gear_merc » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:50 am

I hope he recovers both physically and mentally.

They should have killed the fracker!!!

(sorry, this stuff is close to home).

Stay safe! [-o<
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